Using Coquina for my rocks

Discussion in 'Water Features' started by Precision, Jun 16, 2005.

  1. Precision

    Precision LawnSite Silver Member
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    Hey guys,

    I am new to this waterfall / pond thing and have a question regarding coquina rock.

    Here in Florida, that is our rock and I was wondering would the porosity make it impossible to use that as a platform rock for conveying the water. IE large chunk of coquina grooved out (as if water worn) to act as the path for the water. Or would it be better to build up my height then line the path with a liner and cover with smaller bits of coquina?

    I am looking to make it look like an artesian well flowing up out of an outcropping of coquina that flows along a coqina sluice and returns underground when the rocks run out.

    I have considered using a clear penetrating sealer on the rocks that I would want to convey the water.

    Using northern native rocks just will look weird with a tropical landscape in my opinion. But ideas in this arena are good too.
     
  2. n2h20

    n2h20 LawnSite Senior Member
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    hmm how about a liner under the rock grooved out to look as if it were worn.. and either plants to cover the liner or more rockl?
     
  3. Precision

    Precision LawnSite Silver Member
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    Yeah I thought of that, but was wondering if that would work, or if the water would end up not flowing by the end of the run but perking through the rock.

    My thought was to grind out a " water worn path" and apply a clear penetrating sealant then line under that.

    Wanted some input on if that would work
     
  4. n2h20

    n2h20 LawnSite Senior Member
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    it could..just dont know how it would look in time. its worth a shot.
     
  5. Precision

    Precision LawnSite Silver Member
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    thanks. I think I am going to test it out in the next few weeks.
     

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